We all love our stamps and if you are like me at all you have way many more than you will ever need (but you gotta have them cause you never know when you might want to use that one). I love to stamp, but this week I wanted to do something I've never done before with my stamps and I found two fabulous tutorials that I just couldn't wait to try out.
The first card here I used the "chalkboard" technique. Here's the link to the Youtube video where I learned how to do the. It's really simple....all you need black cardstock, white craft ink, stamp, chalk, and a microfiber towel (lintfree towel---I've also seen it done using just a cotton ball, but I prefered how my image looked after using the towel)
All the papers on this card are from Heidi Grace Reagan's Closet Collection
Stamps are all Studio g (spring 2009)
Ink Studio g
Chalks Studio g
heidi Grace chipboard embellishment (Reagan's closet)
Cuttlbug Embossing folder- D'Vine Swirls
and here's the inside using the same technique:
The second card here is another great technique called paper casting with stamps. I tried this for the first time last week and used it on my project for the Cuttlebug Spot but-- I did it with embossing folders where I got the idea from my scrappy gf Aymee-- check out her blog here. Aymee got the idea of paper casting with embossing folders from Dani at Treasured Scrapbooking with her tutorial on her blog of paper casting with stamps that you can check out here-- don't you just love where the snowball of ideas come from! Anyhow, I wanted to make sure I gave credit where credit was due.
here's a picture of the Inkadinkado stamp I used:
and here's my card:
Note: When I wet my toilet paper, I mixed water with a scoop on Perfect Pearls in my mini mister to give it some shimmer (click on the picture to enlarge it and you will be able to see the perfect pearls). After my flower dried (which I sped up the process by taking my heat gun to it....carefully, your toilet paper will turn brown and start to burn if you get it too close), I chalked it up.
I hope you enjoyed these two new techniques that I learned. Please go and check out the videos and tutorials that I linked up for you and try to use those stamps in a a new way!
Have a scrappy day!